Private Windsurfing Lessons at Jetties Sailing Center (all ages)
Private windsurfing lessons are offered to all age groups every day, throughout the summer, rain or shine, for one hour. We ask that students wear appropriate shoes when participating in the Windsurfing Private Lessons. Please call the Jetties Sailing Center, beginning on June 23, 2013, at 508 228 5358 to schedule a lesson.
Family Cruise to Coatue
NCS is once again hosting a Family Cruise to Coatue! On Friday evening, August 2nd from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, participants will meet NCS instructors at our Jetties Sailing Center. Participants will then sail as a group in Rhodes 19s, Marshall Cat 15s, RS Visions, etc., with the help of an instructor in each boat, over to Second Point (distance will depend on tide and weather.) Once anchored off Coatue, families and instructors can enjoy a picnic dinner, play games and relax before sailing back to the Jetties Sailing Center. This event is intended to gather NCS students and their parents (or NCS students and their children!) in one setting, to enjoy an evening sail together. (Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). Families must register each participant individually and each participant must be over the age of 15 years, or otherwise must have a parent or guardian attend the event with them. Each participant is responsible for their own food and beverage. Please note: The maximum number of people per boat is 4 students 1 instructor, so larger families will have to split up.
*This event will also be open to any friends of NCS, who have their own craft. They may sail to meet us at Coatue, and enjoy their picnics with us.
NEW: Polpis Day at the Jetties Sailing Center!
Polpis students, ages 11 and up, are invited to visit our Jetties Sailing Center on Thursday, August 8th from 5:30-7:30pm to check out the boats and equipment available to teen students in our Jetties Sailing Center Programs. Intended to introduce Polpis students to the Sailing Center in advance of transitioning to classes there, this evening is intended to be low-key and fun. NCS Polpis and Jetties Instructors will offer Polpis sailors opportunities to sail in 420s, RS Visions, and Rhodes 19s - and try out windsurfing equipment and paddleboards. This is a free event. We recommend that Polpis students come down and check out this open house style evening, to get a feel for the "next step" at NCS!
A list of the program schedules, dates and times can be viewed on the Schedules & Fee's page.
NEW: (through the Egan Maritime Institute)
This program is run by the Egan Maritime Institute at the Nantucket Community Sailing's Jetties Sailing Center.
This summer, follow in the footsteps of those heroic islanders who risked their lives braving frigid waters and howling winds to save shipwrecked mariners. Sailors will work together aboard a restored Monomoy Surfboat, learning traditional maritime skills. Together they will explore in and around Nantucket harbor, investigate local marine habitats, visit historical sites, and meet individuals who continue to ply its waters. On the last day, students may also get a chance to row aboard an authentic reproduction of a whaleboat and learn what it was like to be a real whaler.
During the two week session, students will develop self-reliance as they master nautical skills and strengthen their collaborative problem-solving ability working with fellow sailors. Week 1 will focus on the basics of rigging the boat, preparing for travel, researching tides and currents, and working on the coordination of team rowing. Week 2 will build on previously taught skills and students will be introduced to taking compass bearings, triangulation, route-planning, and exploring and taking soundings of Nantucket harbor.
This program is for ages 10 - 13 years old, and no previous boating experience is required, but students should be competent swimmers. Students should wear bathing suits and appropriate (closed toe) shoes. All students are expected to bring a snack, water, sunscreen, a towel, an extra layer and a hat. Students should also bring lunch and extra water and snacks for the extended Friday class. We recommend these items be stored in a water resistant bag. Life jackets will be provided.
The session runs August 5-9, Monday-Friday from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, with the exception of that Thursday which will run from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm and August 12-16, Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm and Friday from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Students may sign up for the first session or the second session, or for both sessions.
This program is capped at eight students, so space will be limited. Registration for this program will also take place on the Program Registration page. If you have additional questions, please contact The Egan Maritime Institutes Andrew Bauld at firstname.lastname@example.org.